Liverpool must sell Caoimhin Kelleher this summer - here are 3 reasons why

The Republic of Ireland international could finally exit Anfield in the upcoming transfer window.
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Liverpool's academy has produced many star players over the years, including Caoimhin Kelleher. The goalkeeper has developed from a young prodigy to a senior star, but unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to showcase his skills fully on the pitch.

That is simply because of the presence of Brazil ace Alisson, who has been one of the best goalkeepers in world football in recent times, for both club and country.

Even with his deputy role, Kelleher would be massively missed by everyone at Anfield, but this summer is the right time for the player to move on. He is approaching 50 appearances for the Merseyside outfit, shining in various competitions, particularly in the current season.

But here are three reasons why Liverpool have to sell the Republic of Ireland international in the upcoming summer transfer window:

Liverpool ace Kelleher deserves regular football

First and foremost, Kelleher deserves first-team football. There is no telling just how many other teams could benefit from having the Republic of Ireland shot-stopper between the sticks.

He has filled in expertly amid Alisson’s injury absences, producing save after save to help out his side, much like his Brazilian teammate.

Regular first-team football will also boost his international chances, with Kelleher currently losing a battle with Southampton’s Gavin Bazunu for the Ireland number-one spot.

Alisson won’t be budged at Anfield

No matter how hard Kelleher pushes Alisson for the number one role, it is a situation that won’t change anytime soon.

As mentioned, the latter is one of the top goalkeepers in the world, with the Reds foolish to change their number one role. At 25 years old, Kelleher simply cannot afford to waste another season with playing time limited to cup matches or filling in for Alisson when required.

Prime time for Liverpool to cash-in

The only real silver lining in selling such a talented player will be the money that Liverpool can acquire for his transfer.

It won’t be a groundbreaking fee, with big-money deals reserved for the likes of Mohamed Salah should he leave, but it will be significant enough and can be used to help fund a new face at Anfield ahead of the new season.

Moreover, given that Kelleher is an academy product, his sale would represent 100% profit, which would help the Reds massively if there were any potential issues regarding financial fair play, a problem that the blue half of Merseyside is all too familiar with.